The Little Boy and the Old Man

The Little Boy and the Old Man is one of my favorite poems by Shel Silverstein.  I find it to be so poignant. I want to share it with you. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I do. 

The Little Boy and the Old Man

The Little Boy and the Old Man by Shel Silverstein

Said the little boy, “Sometimes I drop my spoon.”

Said the old man, “I do that too.”

The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.”

“I do that too,” laughed the little old man.

Said the little boy, “I often cry.”

The old man nodded, “So do I.”

“But worst of all,” said the boy, “it seems

Grown-ups don’t pay attention to me.”

And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.

“I know what you mean,” said the little old man.

This poem really does make one think about life and getting older. It also makes you take the time to make sure you are paying attention when children are around. I think it gives children a good lesson as well is learning that they are important.

Let’s talk: Do you enjoy children’s poems? What is your favorite? 

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